Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List


 

 
  As at Tue 19/11/2019  
     
     
 

November

 

Sun 3rd DW M T3 F3 - Thylogale Track and some extra bits - Approximately 11km.  Leaving from Jolly's Lookout on Mt Nebo Road, we'll warm up with the 1.5km Egernia Circuit, then walk the 4km track to Boombana picnic ground.  After a snack stop we'll do the 1km Pitta Circuit and follow the same 4km track back to Jolly's Lookoiut for lunch.  Easy, flat, pleasant track through mixed eucalypt and rainforest, no tricky bits, no steep bits.  Suitable for beginners, and anyone who just wants an excuse to get out of the house!

Meeting at Jolly's Lookout 8:30AM to start walking by 9am.  Leader:  Leah Stephens lstephens@tpg.com.au 0499 234 606.

 
     

Fri 8th DW ST3 F3 - Mt Tambourine :- Two or three short walks through rainforest, the first in Joalah National Park to Curtis Falls and then a circuit (1hour).  The second is Palm Gorge Circuit (2 hours), and th option of a third at Knoll National Park (1 hour).  All walks are on track, with some steps and one easy creek crossing.  Total distance about 8 km.  There will be a 5-minute drive between each walk, finishing at the Knoll National Park for a picnic lunch.  Bring morning tea and lunch.

Leader:  Hilary Martyn 0438 217 801

 
     
  Sun 10th: DW L T4 F4 Northbrook Gorge and Creek.  This is a survey as I haven't done the entire creek before.  Rather than going down a ridge from above the creek and then walking down through the Gorge and out to the cars, this 11 lm walk involves walking up and back along the creek.  The start is about 90 minutes' drive from Cleveland.  Contact Tracy 0417 665 382 or theprestonhome@gmail.com  
     
  Wed 13th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. At our last meeting for the year we’ll look at some dos and don’ts of bushwalking, abseiling, kayaking, cycling and all our other activities  
     
 

Sat 16th DW S T3 F3 Mount CottonThis walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members,or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Contact Jene Jones 0410 665 864 

 
     
 

Sat 23 Nov- CANCELLED - Paddy's Falls abseiling - for details contact Trevor ph 0411 512 202 or email t.davern@hotmail.com 

 
     
 

Sat-Sun 23-24 November: TW L 4 4. Ratatat remote campside throughwalk. It's that time of year again so our annual Ratatat throughwalk is booked for 23-24 November, the last available weekend before the remote campsites are closed for summer. We start at O'Reillys and head off down the Border Track to the Echo Point campsite and from there we head off into the wilds of Mts Worendo, Wupawn and Durigan, walking along VERY scenic ridges. We head downhill from Mt Durigan to the campsite, where there is a creek, and glow worms at night. The walk is about five hours, of which about two hours are on tracks. The rest is on footpads, which may or may not be evident depending on recent traffic through that area. Max 6-8 people, contact Tracy 0417665382, theprestonhome@gmail.com, if interested.

 
     
  Fri 29 Nov  to Sun Dec 1 -     Christmas Party The Christmas Party weekend is a base camp at Sarabah, abount an hour south of Brisbane and will include various walks for all levels as well as the Saturday evening party, so bring your waking gear as well.  General Information  and Program and packing List   


 

December  
 

Sat 7 Dec- CANCELLED - Kinnanes Falls abseiling - for details contact Trevor ph 0411 512 202 or email t.davern@hotmail.com  

 
 

 

 
 

Sat 14 Dec - Kayak paddle to Coochiemudlo and Macleay Islands.High tide (2.5 metres) is 11:15 am.  Meet at 38 Orana Esplanade Victoria Point at 8 am for 8:30 launch. If winds aren’t favourable on the Saturday I will then postpone till Sunday. If you are interested in this event please contact me by 3rd December. Leader David Rae david.r.rae@gmail.com or 0400 459 519

 
     
     
  JANUARY 2020  
 

The FMR calendar for 2020 has been published on http://fmrqld.bwq.org.au/  The following events are open to adult financial members of adequately-insured bushwalking clubs, and are either free or incur a small fee to affray the costs of training materials and wear-and-tear on gear. More details of each event will be available closer to the date,. To nominate for any event, email fmrqld@gmail.com

8 Mar                Basic Navigation - Peter Rollings 

5 Apr                 Advanced Navigation - Doug McDonald 

19 Apr               First Aid Refresher - Tom Bor 

10 May              Beginners' Abseil - Rob Manthey 

6-7 June            Search and Rescue training weekend 

4-5 July             Vertical Self-Rescue training weekend 

16 Aug               Basic Navigation 

6 Sep                 Operating an incorporated association in Queensland

 
     
 

Sun 19 Jan S 1-3 - 9th Mystery Champagne Walk. Another great afternoon to start the 2020 Year, meeting and greeting both old and new Walking Friends & Buddies. $6.00 p.p. Payment can be made either at January meeting or Direct deposit when the time draws closer. Fun filled afternoon is assured. More information contact Carmel Cash M: 0438 242 249 E: carmelcash@bigpond.com    

 
     
     
     
     

FEBRUARY 2020  
     

Feb 16th-24th - 8 nights:  Base Camp Blue Mountains;  2 Events  
 

 

EVENT 1 M T4 F4

This outing will entail a number of day walks around the Blue Mountains area, which may include Grand Canyon, National Pass, Prince Henry Cliff walk, Govetts Leap Cliff Top walk, Scenic World to Ruined Castle.  Accommodation will be in a house (probably in Katoomba). Dinner meals will be shared, with everyone cooking for the group at least once. This trip will coincide with a small group of abseilers who will be canyoning in the area.

Contact David Rae 0400 459 519

 

EVENT 2

Abseil is being run in parallel to the day walks for the Blue Mountains base camp.  Abseils may include the following drops:  Empress Falls, Malaita Wall, Bores Hed, Grand Canyon, Juggler, Fortress Canyon.  Other drops may also be included depending on conditions.  Accommodation will be as per BC running in the area at the same time, as noted above in Event 1

Leaders for Abseil:  Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297 David Rae 0400 459 519

 

Numbers are limited to a maximum of 8

A deposit will be required by October to secure your position  Contact David Rae 0400 459 519

 

Click here for Info on walks:-

 

https://www.bestsydneywalks.com/blue-mountains-walks/

 

Click here for more information 

https://www.walkmyworld.com.au/posts/best-things-to-do-in-the-blue-mountains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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